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Deafness and Education International

Special Issue - Deafness and Inclusion

This Journal was published in June 2006 (DEI Issue 8/2) and focussed on studies and reports of parameters of inclusion for deaf and hard of hearing students. These included educational as well as social and cultural perspectives. Studies of a cross-cultural or cross-national basis are also encouraged as are those which examine the various definitions, policies and practices and future consequences associated with forms of inclusion of deaf students.

This Special Edition has Guest Editors: Professor Merv Hyde and Emeritus Professor Des Powers (both at the Centre for Applied Studies of Deafness, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia)


  1. Editorial - Inclusion and Deaf Students
  2. Main papers:
    1. Inclusion of Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing: Secondary School Hearing Students' Perspectives, by Hsin-Ling Hung and Peter V. Paul (both at the Ohio State University)
    2. Deaf People Don't Dance: Challenging Student Teachers' Perspectives of Pupils and Inclusion, by Joy Jarvis and Alessandra Iantaffi (both at University Hertfordshire)
    3. Being There is Not Enough: Inclusion is Both Deaf and Hearing, by Linda R Komesaroff (Deakin University, Australia) and Margaret A. McLean (University of Auckland, NZ)
  3. Book Reviews
    1. Inclusion Strategies: Supporting Effective Inclusion and Attainment - reviewed by John Wilson (SENCO: St Thomas A Becket Catholic Comprehensive School, Wakefield)
    2. Inclusive Education: Readings and Reflections - reviewed by Stephen Powers (University of Birmingham, UK)